1 The Smurfs
In Raja Gosnell’s surreally awful live action-animation hybrid, the evil sorcerer Gargamel, played with self-respect-be-damned gusto by Hank Azaria, has driven a handful of Smurfs through a portal into modern Manhattan. There they take up with a harried PR man (Harris) and his twinkle-eyed pregnant wife (Jayma Mays). A succession of rather smurfin’-obvious gags (Papa et al conceal themselves in front of a Blue Man Group ad) and-is-this-really-happening? interludes (a Guitar Hero musical number set to Aerosmith’s ‘Walk This Way’) ensues. There’s some shameless trafficking in cultural stereotypes, from Scottish Smurf Gutsy’s love of haggis to the magical-mystical Asian bookshop that, shockingly, isn’t owned by Ken Jeong. But how nice that the film finally allows Joan Rivers and Michael Musto, playing themselves, to share some screen time. Smurftastic! Keith Uhlich
Weekly box office: Dhs6,949,154
Weekly admissions: 162,063
Total box office: Dhs8,743,524
Total admissions: 204,087